The earlier leaks for the ZenWatch 3 turned out to be pretty accurate down to the rounded face and the gold accents. ASUS officially announced the ZenWatch 3 today, and it looks like a very solid successor to their smartwatch lineup. Read more
Say hello to Samsung’s latest in-house processor, the Exynos 7570. It’s a quad-core 14nm processor that effectively falls into the budget-friendly range, but it stands out for a few reasons. It’s the first time we’ve seen a non-flagship processor using 14nm manufacturing, and it’s the first Exynos chip that has all of the necessary smartphone connectivity options baked in. That’s a big deal for many reasons. Read more
When T-Mobile One was announced, it wasn’t exactly met with a warm reception, despite what John Legere yelled about on Twitter. There are aspects of the plan that are no doubt great for customers, but the drawbacks are very apparent. Fortunately, T-Mobile is taking some of that feedback to heart and tweaking the new plan to make things a little more palatable for all of us. Read more
The next batch of Android Wear watch faces is set to drop in the fall, but instead of teaming up professional designers, Google is asking the internet to help design the new faces for its smartwatch platform. They’ve teamed up with PAPER magazine to run a competition that’s open to pretty much anyone, which should lead to some unique watch faces. Read more
Android Nougat is official and rolling out to devices, which means we’ll soon have access to factory images for many Nexus devices directly from Google. These builds are useful to flash a completely clean, stock image back to your device if you’ve been tinkering, playing with ROMs, or just want to start from scratch with a major iteration update. Read more
If you’re waiting for your city to be added to the list to get Google Fiber, you may want to stop holding your breath. A new report suggests that Alphabet is seriously cutting into Google Fiber’s budget, leading to potential layoffs and pausing a nation-wide rollout for the time being. Read more
Google is no stranger to adding Easter eggs and weird features to Search. Do a quick Google search for “recursion,” “do a barrel roll,” or “Google in 1998” and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
Sometimes, they add useful functions, like medical conditions and symptoms or shopping lists, and sometimes we get things that are somewhere in the middle. This update lands somewhere in the middle. Read more